Robertus S. Stetson, Civil War Soldier


Robertus S. Stetson
Born in Coleraine, Mass._Son of Samuel Stetson,_by occupation a Machinist,_Unmarried,_at the age of 20 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company D.
Mustered into service, September 25th, 1862.
Appointed 5th Corporal at the organization of the company, but on the 20th of March, 1863, he was reduced to the ranks.
His only active service with the company after the arrival of the regiment at Newbern, N.C. was on the Goldsboro Expedition. Immediately afterwards he was sick and entered Masonic Hospital, Dec. 31. 1862. On the 16th of February 1863, he returned to the company. He accompanied the regiment to Plymouth, but was unable to endure labor and fatigue.
Nearly the whole time afterward, he was in the regimental hospital. When the regiment left Baltimore for the Maryland Campaign, Stetson was left in camp.
Returned from Baltimore to Chicopee, via Boston, with other sick and convalescents, arriving July 22nd.
Mustered out of service July 29. 1863. At Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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